Zevulun Regional Council

Zevulun
זבולון
Regional council (from 1950)
Zevulun Regional Council 1.JPG
Country Israel
District Haifa
Government
 • Head of MunicipalityAmos Netzer
Area
 • Total62,820 dunams (62.82 km2 or 24.25 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total12,900
 • Density210/km2 (530/sq mi)
WebsiteOfficial website

Zevulun Regional Council (Hebrew: מועצה אזורית זבולון, Mo'atza Azorit Zvulun) is a regional council in the Haifa District of Israel. Founded in 1950, it had a population of 10,900 in 2006.

The council borders Mateh Asher Regional Council to the north, Jezreel Valley Regional Council and Shefa-'Amr to the east, Carmel Nature Reserve national park and Kiryat Tiv'on to the south and HaKerayot to the west.

Name

The name is derived from the Hebrew name "Emek Zevulun", lit. "Zebulun Valley", given by Zionist pioneers to the coastal area stretching along the Bay of Acre, from Acre (Akko) to Haifa, on the incorrect assumption that the tribe of Zebulun once had its territory in this area – this land was part of the allotment of Asher, and is a coastal plain, not a valley.

List of communities

External links

  • Official website (in Hebrew)

Coordinates: 32°47′42″N 35°06′54″E / 32.795°N 35.115°E / 32.795; 35.115

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